Archive for July, 2007

EUO 1.2 using the Moa engine live, finally

Monday, July 30th, 2007

After much kicking and screaming EUO has been completely retrofitted into what I now call the Moa engine. As far as updates go to EUO, it wasn’t very exciting - with the widescreen view and skull keys being the highlights. However engine wise it is a massive overhaul and one that I’d never thought would happen.

Moa (which stands for Multiplayer Online Adventure, which has been EUO’s slogan for quite a few years now) was orginally a branch of EUO called Egg’s Apocalypse Online, or EAO. After about 2-3 months of dev the apocalypse mod was shelved, but work on the engine continued. The idea was to make the engine as generic (as in configurable, not boring) as possible.

About a year later, after saying it wasn’t possible many times, EUO now runs on this very engine. The EUO 1.1 src now lies abandoned.

So what next? Here’s some things to do:

  • document Moa
  • get Effacrum (era’s steampunk mod) running on the latest build of Moa
  • work on a huge EUO content patch, euo 1.2.1 or 1.3 or whatever it will be called, including many new maps sent to me, new mobs, merging in the best bits of Brownthorne’s Dungeon, lifting more ideas from Nethack & Diablo, etc
  • continue work on EAO!
  • make a simple demo RPG with Moa and distribute a windows server

download EUO 1.2

patch thread

bugs thread

browne stripes

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

not drawn on moleskine

Friday, July 27th, 2007

because moleskine is just another crappy feelgood blogtastic bourgeoisie piece of crap - picasso & hemmingway DIDN’T use them - at least not the marketed ones today - according to wikipedia - have I bitched about wiki yet

complaining on the internet and blogging on my wireless laptop while africans are starving and little kids make my shoes

I didn’t eat a sandwich for lunch this week

Friday, July 20th, 2007

mon: can’t remember but it wasn’t a sandwich - will update if I recall what it was
tue: leftover potato bake
wed: biscuits
thu: leftover yoghurt and museli and fruit - abysmal failure
fri: leftover mum’s cooking (not a sandwich)

fucking blogging

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

fav things:

  • man who sing “I go Crazy”, “Try Me”, “YOU got Tha Power”
  • Golden Fang off
  • Ice cream + cordial
  • Silver handbag
  • Love Song Dedications

unfav things:

  • Reg
  • Lord Jim

whatever tank